This week with our assignment for Mikes Bikes due, I found it stressful. At first getting the just of Mikes Bikes and figuring out how everything worked was literally like a hike! It took a long time, time I did not have. Therefore, my first real encounter with this program was a nightmare though from this, I have learnt to better my time management skills.
From the reading I found this interesting; “change on this scale depends on teams because behavioural change occurs more readily in teams” (Zatzenbach & Smith, 1992). Change is very important especially for managers in today’s day and age as with the fast pace of change of our surroundings. So, to identify that change is probable to occur in teams is thought-provoking indeed. From my experience in being in teams, I would say this statement is true. I will most likely make more of an effort to fulfil my role in a team due to the collective responsibility and not wanting to let my team down. Subsequently the whole team usually has the same mind-set, working together towards the same goal and ultimately achieving effect change.
I was anxious during our Thursday class when we were being put into teams. I have always had the privilege of a great team in the past and was hoping that would happen this time around and as to my favour, it did! My team seem like an awesome bunch from first impressions and I look forward to working with them for the remainder of this semester.
Katzenbach, J. R. & Smith, D. K. (1992). Why teams matter. McKinsey Quarterly, (3), 3--27